08 Jun Molly-Mae Hague: Cosmetic filler for young women should not be normalised | Ents & Arts News
Love Island star and influencer Molly-Mae Hague has warned fans about getting fillers, saying it is not right that looks such as “Kylie Jenner packages” have become normalised for young women.
The 22-year-old star says she decided to get her own dissolved as she was worried she had started to look like someone featured in extreme plastic surgery reality series Botched.
Hague, who is still in a relationship with boxer Tommy Fury, the Love Island contestant she coupled up with on the hit dating show in 2019, told Cosmopolitan UK she first had her lips filled when she was 17.
She told the magazine it should not be considered normal for young girls to change their appearance with cosmetic procedures.
“I was doing a club appearance and took a selfie,” she said, of the moment she realised she had gone too far. “I remember staring at it and thinking: ‘I don’t know what I’ve done to my face.’
“I went from looking like a teenager to someone on Botched. I’ve never thought of myself as insecure, but I must have been to do that.”
Hague, who has 5.5 million followers on Instagram, continued: “We need to stop normalising filler, with things like ‘Kylie Jenner packages’.
“I was 17 when I first got my lips done, and it scares me to think that if I have a daughter in 10 years’ time, what it might be like for her.
“I sometimes forget how young my followers are, too. I’m often surprised by the fact some of the girls in my DMs (direct messages) even have a phone.”
Jenner, 23, is the youngest of the Kardashian sisters and has used lip fillers; her plump pout is often requested by those hoping to copy her look.
Face and lip fillers (dermal fillers) are substances injected into your face that fill lines and wrinkles and add volume to areas such as your lips or cheeks, and usually last between six and 18 months.
Most dermal fillers used in the UK contain a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, according to the NHS website.
Hague has spoken about reversing cosmetic procedures before, announcing in March that she had had composite bonds removed from her teeth.
And she is not the first Love Island star to speak out about the problems of cosmetic procedures and surgery.
Laura Anderson, 32, who appeared on the show in 2018, has previously spoken of her regret at having breast implants when she was 18.
In November 2019, she posted a picture of her scar from surgery on Instagram, and told fans she had decided to undergo a reduction.
“My original implants were so large that over time I’ve actually stretched my skin and breast pocket so much that I was told my choices would now be limited,” she wrote. “This is just something I would never have thought about all those years ago.
“If I could have it my way, I’d go back and never have my first surgery at all. Having no implants and to be natural is honestly the person I feel inside.
“I just want to say to young girls or guys out there that think surgery is the answer to all their problems, just know the decision to go under the knife is huge and really has its consequences.”